The annual February multicultural festival in Canberra is wonderful. Representing the globe, families, communities and embassies come together for the weekend to share the passion and connection that they have for and with their heritage.
They showcase the foods they love….
Spanish Paella and Moroccan Pancakes
Sri Lankan Kothu Roti
Philippino Halo Halo
The ever popular Gozlemes
Bhutanese Momos, Beef Curry, Chilli Cheese and Saffron Rice
Italian Gingerbread and Nougat
Mongolian Dumpling and Croatian Kransky roll
Foods from the Greek Glendi
Their dance and music….
But it’s also a highlight to see communities working together, producing and selling signatures snacks and wishes from their country….
…..and the global mix through those enjoying everything the festival offers….together.
Yes, it gets busy and you might have to wait in line, but there are still plenty of good spot sot get a view of the stage and the lines aren’t so long (especially if you go a bit early). And it’s a great opportunity to chat to those who around you either supporting the stalls and events or waiting in line too. Their pride and love for their country is inspiring.
See, taste and chat about foods and cultures from around the world without leaving home and enjoy one of the great things about living in Canberra!
(Maybe, the ultimate strategy is to go with a few friends and task everyone with collecting a national food to bring back to share along with the back story gleaned while purchasing! Maximum taste and experience.)